Scholastic Aptitude Test

SAT® is an entry and scholarship criteria into most of the best and highly ranked schools in the United States. It is a test of Mathematical and Verbal reasoning. High scores in the SAT® will automatically qualify students to gain entry into the best schools to compete for merit based scholarships.

SAT® is scored on a scale of 200-800 (for math, reading and writing) amounting to a total score of 2400 and is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The test is offered several times a year. The essay, which is graded by two examiners, is scored on a scale of 1-6 (low to high)

Section of the SAT®:


No. of questions

Answering time

Reading 52 65 minutes
Writing and Language 44 35 minutes
Essay (optional) 1 50
Math 57 80 minutes
Total 153
(154 with Essay)
180 minutes (230 with Essay)